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Job seekers’ confidence index rises

June 30, 2014

Job seekers’ overall confidence in finding new employment rose in May, with significant increases among job seekers in the manufacturing and production sectors, according to the job search confidence index released today by StartWire, an Internet job site.The index now stands at a reading of 52.3...

Corporate Resource revenue up 20% last year

June 30, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) today reported revenue rose 20.6 percent in its fiscal year ended Jan. 3 to $819.7 million. The company had 16.4 percent organic growth, with acquisitions accounting for $28.7 million in total revenue.The company reported...

Healthcare hiring pace to decelerate, survey says

June 30, 2014

Healthcare hiring is expected to increase this year but at a slower pace than last year, according to background check firm HireRight’s Health Care Spotlight, a subset of its annual Employment Screening Benchmark Survey. Sixty-seven percent of health care organizations reported they expect to hir...

The staffing industry and telecommuting — Staffing Stream

June 30, 2014

For the staffing industry in particular, it’s important to remain up to speed on employee attitudes toward telecommuting policies in order to understand how these work-from-home options ultimately factor into job placement. And on the flipside, having a grasp on the employer perspective of teleco...

Massachusetts minimum wage rising to $11 per hour

June 27, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday signed into law a measure that raises the state’s the minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state. The measure, S.2195, raises the minimum wage to $11 per hour over three years. The bill also lowers unemployment insurance costs for employers in M...

Survey reveals Toronto execs’ staffing plans

June 27, 2014

Less than half, 46.5 percent, of companies in the Greater Toronto Area will increase staffing budgets this fiscal year, according to a recent workplace survey generated by Lannick Group of Companies. And 40.8 percent expect no change while 12.7 percent expect a staffing budget decrease.“The surve...

Industrial is top field for Canadians without university degrees

June 27, 2014

Industrial is by far the hottest field for workers in Canada without university degrees, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. Ninety-five percent of participants included industrial in their response to the survey. Sales/marketing and office services also garnered significan...

People: Futurestep, SolomonEdwards, On Assignment, Interim, Korn Ferry and more

June 27, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements. Today’s listings include announcements from Futurestep, SolomonEdwards, On Assignment, Interim HealthCare, Korn Ferry, and The Caldwell Partners.Futurestep, a subsidiary of Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY), appointe...

Web: If immigration reform is dead, so is raising the H-1B cap

June 27, 2014

Computerworld reports passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation — which is closely linked to the H-1B cap — is unlikely. To read the article, click here.

Temp revenue growth pace remains strong in May, Pulse survey says

June 26, 2014

Temporary staffing median year-over-year revenue growth remained strong at 10 percent in May, the same rate reported each prior month in 2014, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year growth rose to 73 per...